It's important to strike a balance between safety and ease of operation with high-ampere devices. Our new X-CONTACT sleeves achieve this balance. This system features a flexible, slotted design that significantly reduces mating forces while maintaining the durability and reliability required for industrial wiring devices.
Let's take a closer look at some of the advantages you can expect from the sleeves' innovative, mechanical design:
1. Easy To Connect And Disconnect
Mating 60/63A and 100/125A devices can be difficult. The size of the plug and stiffness of the contact system often requires more than one person to make the connection. This interrupts the work process but also presents a hazard both environmentally and from heat rise if devices are not fully mated. Industrial environments require robust plugs and connectors but must be practical to use. The MENNEKES X-CONTACT achieves this goal through use of advanced materials, along with X-shaped slots and internal grooves. Insertion and extraction forces are reduced by up to 50% with X-CONTACT thus facilitating proper use in all operating environments.
2. Strong, Safe Contact
The X-CONTACT's inner walls feature grooves that are perpendicular to the connection direction, creating a highly flexible yet robust contact closure. This provides a row of contact points for a flexible and reliable connection when inserting or disconnecting a plug under load.
3. Reliability Under Harsh Conditions
The grooves of the X-CONTACT sleeves have another purpose: they remove contaminants from the pin, maintaining smooth operation and minimizing heat rise without spring elements that often accumulate dirt. The X-CONTACT sleeves can even remove surface corrosion from pins. A nickel-plated option offers greater resistance against humidity, salt and varied chemical substances.
In the future, all MENNEKES connectors and receptacles for currents over 60A will feature our X-CONTACT sleeve solution. To learn more about the X-CONTACT, watch our new video.
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